NetEnt’s favourite 1930s private investigator does battle with mob boss Don Crabby in Jack Hammer 2 Fishy Business. This detective-themed sequel is played using a 5 reel, 99 payline game engine and comes with Sticky Win respins as well as a feature round where you can win up to 40 free spins with all payouts doubled. Play on all devices from between 50p and £250 per spin.
Just like the original Jack Hammer slot, the setting in Jack Hammer 2 Fishy Business is Grand City. The imagery is once again done comic strip style and includes microphones, violin cases, speed boats, barrels and a wharf. They’re joined by goons, Don Crabby, Pearl the moll and our hero, detective Jack Hammer.
Jack is the most rewarding symbol, paying 0.5, 1.5 or 10 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on 1 of the game’s 99 paylines. There’s also a wild that substitutes for all other symbols bar the scatter. There are 2 extras on offer in Jack Hammer 2 Fishy Business.
Sticky Win feature – this become active following any winning spin. The symbols from the triggering spin are held and the reels spin again. If that respin adds a matching symbol or a wild, they too are locked in place and another respin follows. These keep on coming until there’s a spin where no new matching symbol or wild joins the cluster. A final payout is then made.
Free Spins feature – land 5 or more of the free spins scatter to trigger this round:
- 5 scatters = 10 free spins
- 6 scatters = 13 free spins
- 7 scatters = 16 free spins
- 8 or more scatters = 20 free spins
Extra wild symbols are added to the reels during the feature in addition to the standard wild. All payouts receive a 2x multiplier boost during the free spins round too. The Sticky Win feature is also in play throughout the free spins. Furthermore, 5 or more scatters will give you additional free spins with up to 40 possible in total.
NetEnt has kept pretty close to the formula that made the original Jack Hammer slot such a hit. The features are pretty much the same barring slight tweaks to the numbers of free spins and the multiplier on offer. The big change is the 99 rather than 25 paylines.
The Sticky Win feature is central to the action once again and deliver a steady stream of action. The sound and visuals are just as impressively done as in the original. If you enjoyed Grand City’s top private detective’s first case, then you’ll find much of the same to enjoy in Jack Hammer 2 Fishy Business – saying that, you can win up to 1,980 times your stake on each free spin whilst it’s 3,000 times your stake on every free spin in the original Jack Hammer slot.